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Sep 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
humanitarian situation. >> michelle obama drums up support at the democratic national convention. >> and a strike by list on the cabin crew grounds thousands of passengers at three major german airports. >> the president of the international red cross has launched a mission to syria to seek greater protection for civilians. rubble-held areas are reported to be facing severe food shortages and a number of refugees fleeing the company's is mounting. >> they met with president assad in damascus to seek an end to the situation in the war torn country. >> they met for 45 minutes. he left damascus -- left damascus with a promise of the red cross could operate in damascus as long as the state impartial. >> the meeting in touched on issues related to the protection of the civilian population. during the conduct of hostility, the necessity for immediate access to health care services, to food and other basic necessities that have increased due to the continuing fighting. >> the lack of such necessities and the fear of violence are forcing people to flee in their thousands. this amateur footage clai
Sep 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
kicking off their convention today with the first speech by michelle obama, with the aim of breaking a deadlock with republicans. >> republicans are sharpening their attacks on president obama after he gave himself an incomplete grade for his management of the u.s. economy in his final rally before accepting the nomination. >> michelle obama is far more popular in the polls than her husband. the first lady is the democrats trump card in the president paused reelection campaign. she is working on the last touches to her speech before the democratic national convention kicks off. voters have cooled to the president and supporters hope she can that obama some much needed sympathy. >> he has been trying to do what he can do. the republicans have been trying to block success, they're blocking everybody's success. >> the important thing is that charlotte shows off its best face and put its best foot forward. >> do it,, do it, let's do it again. >> the obama camp knows it is a struggle to repeat his 2008 triumph. now the president has to inspire his followers and win over the voters. >> our c
Sep 3, 2012 2:30pm PDT
paralympics. don't go away. >> thanks for staying with us. could u.s. president barack obama windup addressing the democratic national convention in a rain down stadium on thursday? >> those are the fears of organizers who say the president's speech aiming to uplift the voters in the economic uncertainty could be drowned out by power of thunderstorms in the forecast. >> come rain or shine in charlotte, n.c., delegates are getting ready to pull out all stops like they do every four years when it is time to render their approval. >> she is campaigning for the reelection of president barack obama. she is the field director for the local democratic headquarters in columbia mayor washington. she will be a delicate at the party convention in charlotte, n.c. >> it's such an honor to be chosen, to be able to go to the convention as a delegate, especially being so young. i decided to talk with different people there, all the people who have much more experience than myself and learning from them. >> it gives democrats from across the nation the chance to network and there are high expectatio
Sep 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. president barack obama promised to lead the nation "to a better place" and warned the road ahead would be difficult. it was revealed the u.s. economy added only 96,000 jobs, well below the 125,000 economists had been expecting. the unemployment rate dropped but the weak data played in to the hands of the opposition. >> republican presidential hopeful met romney said the jobs report proves obama's policies have not worked and no president since the great depression has been reelected with unemployment over 7.2%. >> more on the u.s. presidential election in a moment, but first on to the markets and weaker than expected unemployment data which was in focus. many are betting it will prompt further stimulus by the u.s. federal reserve. as a result, european stocks climbing higher ending their biggest weekly rally in three months. conrad sent us this summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> bad news from the american labor market's leading to buying stocks on the market. the situation in the labor market is very much linked to the speculation. the news in august, much fewer new jobs wer
Sep 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT
were read out loud. >> in washington, president barack obama and first lady michelle obama paid tribute to the victims, first at the white house and later played a wreath at the pentagon. president obama and republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, each released statements speaking of america's united stance against terrorism. i think it is fair to say we all remember where we were on that day. >> exactly. it is something i will not forget. we will be back in one minute with tamara's decision on the eurozone bailout fund. >> and the upcoming dutch general election. don't go away. >> shaken, not stirred. >> are you sure? dirty water is the only drink millions of children have. and 3000 of them die every day. please come and get involved. make your donation to unicef. >> welcome back. europe and countries around the world are waiting for the german court decision on the esm. some say without the fund, europe could fall deeper into the eurozone crisis. but how about concerns regarding national sovereignty? many say risks to the system is so grave that some concessions should b
Sep 14, 2012 6:30pm PDT
barack obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, and defense secretary leon panetta were on hand to honor the men. in his comments, president obama praised the men's commitment and dedication and said that the sacrifice would never be forgotten. >> we turn right now to our top story, and that is the fact that there is this violence in sudan. we are joined now by a journalist in sudan, who joins me on the line from khartoum -- actually, i'm just hearing from our producer that we do not have that interview. we will move onto another story. anti-western violence has also exploded in tunisia. the country's official news agency said two protesters were killed and dozens wounded when islamist demonstrators stormed the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. witnesses say a group of protesters managed to briefly into the embassy compound before police and soldiers could secure the area. hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators continued to clash with security forces. there are also reports that the american school in the city has been set on fire. violent protests against the film also continue
Sep 22, 2012 4:00pm PDT
] >> let the games begin. the presidential race is officially on. president obama and governor romney accepting their respective party's presidential nominations at their conventions, the parties pulling out all the stops, bringing in clint eastwood and former president bill clinton to stir up support for their candidates. the conventions not only giving both parties a morale boost, but a financial one, as well. for the first time in four months, president obama's campaign raising more money than romney's, bringing in more than $114 million in august, with romney coming in just $3 million less. both candidates continuing to campaign across the country, with romney making his way through his home state of massachusetts and president obama getting a lift from a local florida pizza owner. [ explosion ] [ siren wails ] a wave of attacks in iraq, killing and wounding hundreds, making it one of the bloodiest days this year. iraqis clearing through rubble after car bombs tear through at least 11 mostly shiite cities. in one of the deadliest attacks, gunmen storming a small iraqi army outpost
Sep 19, 2012 6:30pm PDT
to the u.s.. she is on our way to meet president obama and receive one of the nation's highest civilian honor. she was under house arrest in burma when she was originally awarded the congressional gold medal back in 2008. >> the u.s. space shuttle endeavor is on route to retire at a california museum. its spending night in houston, texas, after taking off from florida. it will finish its journey in los angeles where it will permanently go on display. >> arctic ice has melted to a record low. scientists say summarize at the north pole is the thinnest it has ever been since satellite data collection began. researchers warn the decline will trigger more extreme global weather. many put it down to man-made global warming. >> unfortunate. >> with all of the attention on the eurozone crisis and questions about a future for the european project tummy may be surprised european union is moving ahead with expanding. >> croatia is set to join the european union next july and has been making moves to meet the necessary requirements. this week, the government slashed benefits for public- se
Sep 6, 2012 2:30pm PDT
americans to vote for barack obama. >> is it a bird? is it a plane? no, it is the russian president teaching cranes how to migrate. it is the announcement markets have been anticipating. the european central bank says it will intervene in bond markets to try to save the eurozone from its debt crisis. >> ecb boss mario draghi says the move to buy up bonds from struggling member states will be a fully effective backstop to potential dangers in the eurozone. >> draghi says the measure is within the bank's mandate to maintain price stability and that the euro is irreversible. >> at the press conference, draghi said what investors were waiting to hear -- with weak growth forecast to continue, he said the european central bank was ready to start buying bonds from struggling european governments. >> it is against this background that the governing council today decided on the modalities for undertaking out right transactions. in secondary markets for a sovereign bonds. >> draghi said governments wanting the ecb to buy their bonds will have to adhere to strict conditions. the program is aim
Sep 25, 2012 2:30pm PDT
this hour -- at the start of the un general assembly in new york, barack obama calls for action on syria where it security detail remains deadlocked. >> the head the european central bank defends the bank's bond- buying plans. >> and haunting masterpieces -- a museum in frankfurt exhibits paintings that happen to the dark side of romanticism -- tap into the dark side of romanticism. under way in new york. right now, much of the international community is focused on the conflict in syria. u.s. president barack obama in his address called for world leaders to end the regime of bashar al assad. >> the emir of qater, which is reportedly spending symbols -- emir of qatar, reportedly funding rebels, went so far as to say the regime should be taken down. russia and china indicated they have no intention of abandoning assad. >> the conflict in syria overshadowed every other topic at the opening of the general assembly in new york. the u.n. security council remains divided over sanctions against damascus, which have been blocked by syrian allies. u.n. secretary-general ban ki- moon renewed
Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm PDT
barack obama in his address called for world leaders to end the regime of bashar al assad. >> the emir of qater, which is reportedly spending symbols -- emir of qatar, reportedly funding rebels, went so far as to say the regime should be taken down. russia and china indicated they have no intention of abandoning assad. >> the conflict in syria overshadowed every other topic at the opening of the general assembly in new york. the u.n. security council remains divided over sanctions against damascus, which have been blocked by syrian allies. u.n. secretary-general ban ki- moon renewed his call for sanctions against syria. >> this is a serious and growing international -- that to international security. >> he said the council could no longer turn a blind eye to syria where he said the conflict has claimed 27,000 lives. u.s. president barack obama also condemned the violence. >> in syria, the future must not belong to a dictator who massacres his people. if there is a cause that cries out for protest in the world today -- peaceful protest -- it is a region that tortures children and shoot
Sep 26, 2012 2:30pm PDT
his country's right to civilian nuclear research. his speech came a day after president obama told the general assembly that washington would do whatever is necessary to prevent iran from getting nuclear arms. >> ahmadinejad used his final appearance on the united nations stage to criticize israel once again. >> continued threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action are a bitter reality in my great country. >> western nations, which accused iran of developing nuclear weapons, usually walk out during his speeches, but the seats filled up with this man took the stage -- the egyptian president addressed the assembly on the need for international negotiations rather than military intervention in syria. >> we need a solution that preserves the unity of this brotherly state, involves all factions of the syrian people without mitchell, religious, or sectarian division. >> he also said it was outrageous that palestinians are still being denied their right to an independent state. the dig at israel was no doubt appreciated by iran. >> for more, we go now to our correspon
Sep 21, 2012 2:30pm PDT
hillary clinton and president obama came a little bit too late. after a perception had been given here in pakistan that the u.s. did not intervene to take the objectionable film off of youtube and other social media. what compounded the situation was the government's announcement to observe friday as a day of love to the prophet mohammed, and this way, the government basically walk into a trap that the individual political parties had set for the government. of course, the loss of the 25 people in one day from the north to the south basically underscored that such protests can hardly be controlled, and that the criminal element will also take advantage of such occasion. >> it is very hard for people outside of pakistan to believe that the government was not aware of the risk of violence when it sponsored this day of mass demonstrations. what is the government thinking? >> basically, i think this reflects the inability of the government, and extremely ill- preparedness, poor preparation, to meet with such eventualities. we also know that back in 1989, in one people, seven people died on
Sep 17, 2012 2:30pm PDT
also maintained its own claim over the islands. >> u.s. president barack obama is challenging chinese auto sector subsidies that he says threatens american jobs. during a campaign appearance in the swing state of ohio, he announced the u.s. has filed a complaint with the world trade organization. the auto industry plays a major economic role in ohio. washington alleges china illegally imposes duties of $3 billion on imports of u.s.-made automobiles. >> the summer vacations might be over but the issue that has dogged european politicians, the eurozone crisis, took front and center at angela merkel's press conference today. >> it was a chance for journalists to pound the chancellor with questions. with parliamentary elections due next year, she's very aware of the public sentiment on the debt crisis. >> angela merkel's annual luck -- annual press conference consisted of one major topic -- the eurozone press credit -- the eurozone crisis. they queried her on the eurozone crisis and germany's message. her message was simple -- unity. >> in europe must work together. no single coun
Sep 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
obama's desk to sign. congress also agreed on a joint resolution pushing for economic pressure against iran. one issue not brought up is the bush era tax cuts which expire at the end of the year. congress is now on break and will return to session after the november election. >>> pakistani officials say a u.s. drone attack killed four suspected militants in pakistan. officials say a u.s. drone fired two missiles at a vehicle this morning in the northwest part of the country along the afghan border. the identities of the men have not been released. the u.s. has not confirmed the report yet. pakistan has demanded the u.s. stop using missile strikes in its country. >>> today protesters across the world are expected to demonstrate against natural gas drilling. organizers say the process pollutes water and makes people sick. the u.s. environmental protection agency or epa and many state regulators say the drilling can be done safely. they say natural gas production has grown, adding jobs and lowering prices for the industry and consumers. the american lung association says natural g
Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
with the government's democratic reforms. president barack obama's administration eased economic sanctions against myanmar in july in response to those changes. she didn't leave her country previously. she feared the military wouldn't allow her to return home. she resumed overseas trips this year as a member of parliament. she visited thailand in may and europe in june. myanmar's president will be if had the united states at the same time as aung san suu kyi. he'll be attending a general assembly in new york. >>> businesses in thailand are gradually recovering after floods. but still struggling to return to pre-disaster levels of production. farmers are trying to bring back the fruit that was once the pride of central thailand. >> reporter: the durian has a unique appearance with hundreds of thorns covering its husk. it is one of the largest fruits in the world and famous for its strong odor which leaves people divided. now, despite what some might describe as an uchbsive smell, it actually has a pretty sweet and creamy texture. that's why it's popular amongst millions of consume
Sep 6, 2012 6:30pm PDT
obama will tell his party and all of america to night why he should stay in the white house another four years. >> the president will take the stage, of course, at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. >> he will be following some of the biggest names his party has ever known, including a man named bill. >> democrats knew they were in for a treat as bill clinton took to the stage. he is a popular figure. many americans look back fondly to clinton's presidency in the 1990's as a time of low unemployment and a balanced budget. he said his democrat successor barack obama was on the right path. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for innovators. >> in his 50-minute speech, clinton threw his full weight behind obama's campaign for a second term in office. >> you must vote, and you must reelect president barack obama. [applause] >
Sep 20, 2012 2:30pm PDT
what he is saying. >> the church lets people know what its pastor thinks of barack obama. the bible verse reads, "let his days be few and let another take his office." jones is a serial provocateur. he has caused uproar by burning copies of the koran. he has also dug a grave and directed a tombstone for president barack obama. for his presidency, jones points out in the fine print. all the attention has led jones and his associates to take precautions. he carries a pistol, and his bodyguard does as well. >> with the amount of death threats that we have received and the rewards that are on our lives, i think it is only wise to send that type of message, yes. >> the pastor will not show was inside the church. he said he would rather show off his studio in the basement where he and his associates film anti- islam videos. the men here in this florida basement stay in touch and collaborate with others all over the world. it is a loose knit group, held together by hate for islam. >> in the united states, there is a cottage industry of islamaphobes. in southern california, there are some s
Aug 31, 2012 6:30pm PDT
the incumbent barack obama. >> the republican is seeking to build momentum by taking his campaign to the city where rescue crews are cleaning up after hurricane i sec released a torrential downpour. >> before hand, romney officially accepted the party nomination in florida. here is more about his focus on job creation. -- after hurricane is it -- isaac. >> it was the climax of a long journey and hard-fought primary campaign. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. am i in an emotional speech, romney highlighted his values as a family man, praising his wife and describe how she raised the couple's five sons. >> i had to travel a lot for my job then. i would call and try to offer support. but every mother knows that does not help get the homework done or get the kids out the door to school. i knew without question that her job as a mom was a lot more important than mine. [applause] >> ronnie's words targeted the political center rather than the parti's conservative core -- romney's words targeted the political center rather than the party's conservative court. >
Sep 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama argued his second term at the conclusion of the democratic party's national convention in charlotte, north carolina. in his prime time speech, sepg the party nomination, he stated that voters will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. nhk world reports. >> reporter: move forward, not backwards. build on progress, don't diverse it. president barack obama aimed to impress on the nation that electing him means to choose the future and that mitt romney is a relic from the past. >> our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney's prescription to get the economy back on track is a mix of smaller government, tax cuts for the rich and less regulation. president obama says he will increase taxes for the wealthy, continue regulating wall street and spend more to create jobs. he says voters will have to choose between supporting the middle class and the rich. >> the choice you face won't just be between two candidates and two parties. i
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